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Know-it-all passport® presents workshops this month for:

Raising Multilingual Children: Foreign Language Acquisition and Children

by world-renowned specialist in education and neuroscience, Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Ph.D. www.traceytokuhama.com/about-tracey

Tracey is half Japanese-American, half Irish-Native American and is married to an Ecuadorian. Her 3 children aged 22, 19 and 17 speak fluent English, Spanish and German and some French.

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, author of “Raising Multilingual Children” and 5 other books on the brain and learning, is visiting Switzerland to present her dynamic workshops.

There are Ten Key Factors which influence every student’s success with new languages:

  • Timing
  • Aptitude
  • Motivation
  • Strategy
  • Consistency
  • Opportunity
  • Language Typology
  • Siblings
  • Gender
  • Hand-use

Each person will combine these “ingredients” together in their own unique “recipe” for learning. This workshop will familiarize teachers and parents with the factors and suggest tools for enhancing those which are shaped in the school context.

Tracey will explain how children learn languages and answer your questions. For example:

  • Is it ok to have 2, 3, 4 languages at the same time or is it better for children to learn languages consecutively?
  • When should your children learn multiliteracy skills?
  • Who should speak what in order to maximize the best language skills?
  • Should you learn a foreign language alongside your children?
  • Raising your child multilingually has worked so far, but now your child is growing up and you have different questions about identity, literacy, strategy, etc.
  • Come with your own questions and be prepared to share your own concerns about the best way to raise multilingual children.

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Comments from previous years' workshops:

"For me the workshop was really enjoyable and highly interesting; I could have spent many more hours learning about and discussing the topic. Even the short workshop was useful and helped me put more structure in my thoughts about raising multilingual children. Hope to participate again." —Sascha

"I would like to commend you and Tracey for a truly wonderful seminar. Thank you for organizing this. The information we all received on Wednesday has proven to be so useful and was delivered in such a fun and jovial way that it would be forever remembered. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! And I'm completely with you about not being able to recall word for word what Tracey says. She cited examples that made everything so clear and I'd love to stop, rewind and play her again and again.;-) She's amazing! Thank you again for such a wonderful workshop!" —Kecia

"Thank you very much for making this excellent workshop available! I really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. I was about to give up on speaking Italian with my daughter, but got my second wind now." —Maria

"Many thanks for introducing Tracey the other night. She is phenomenal! The volume of research she shared on raising multilingual kids and the energy with which she conducted the evening was brilliantly impressive." —Purmina

"Just wanted to say the workshop was great, inspiring and really very, very helpful. Many thanks for organizing it, great initiative." —Joanna

CHILDREN'S BOOKS FOR SALE
Usborne books will have a stand at each workshop location so make sure to bring cash and take advantage of some multilingual books!

PRICE FOR WORKSHOPS:
Includes drinks and snacks during the break.

  • EARLY BIRD SIGN-UP online before 11.30pm on 9 March, 2015:
    Fr. 70.-/individual, Fr. 120.-/couple (2 parents of the same family)
  • ADVANCE BOOKING online from 11.30pm on 9 March, 2015 until 11.30pm on the day before each event: 
    Fr. 80.-/individual, Fr. 140.-/couple (2 parents of the same family)
  • AT THE DOOR (CASH ONLY):
    Fr. 100.-/individual, Fr. 170.-/couple (2 parents of the same family). Please note that if you wait to pay at the door, there is a risk that you will be turned away if the event is full.

PRICE FOR PRIVATE MEETINGS:
Appointments are booked in 1/2 hour increments at Fr. 150.-. If you would like one hour, then book 2 adjoining openings. There will be room in the office for both parents to have a one-on-one meeting with Tracey. Please send in your family language situation and questions or comments prior to the meeting so your time will be used to its fullest.

RESERVATIONS:
Register for the Lausanne event on Sunday, 22 March, 2015, 13h (ticket sales at door on the day)
Register for the Geneva event on Tuesday, 24 March, 2015, 18h (ticket sales at door on the day)
Click here to register for a private meeting with Tracey on Wednesday, 25 March, 2015.

PROGRAM FOR LAUSANNE
Sunday, 22 March, 2015
13h
 Registration and welcome drink
13h30-15h
 Ten key factors which influence every student’s success with new languages
15h-15h30
 Break with drinks and snacks
15h30-16h45
 How children learn languages and Q&A
17h 
end
Continental Hôtel Lausanne
2, place de la Gare
1001 LAUSANNE
www.hotelcontinental.ch
www.manzprivacyhotels.ch
Parking at the Lausanne train station across the street from the hotel.
Click here to register for the Lausanne event on Sunday, 22 March, 2015, 13h

PROGRAM FOR GENEVA
Tuesday, 24 March, 2015
18h Registration and welcome drink
18h30-20h Ten key factors which influence every student’s success with new languages
20h-20h30 Break with drinks and snacks
20h30-21h45 How children learn languages and Q&A
22h end
Université Ouvrière de Genève - UOG
3, place des Grottes
1201 Genève
www.uog.ch
Underground parking at Cornavin train station.
TICKETS: registration is closed but you may turn up and pay at the door.

PRIVATE MEETINGS
Wednesday, 25 March, 2015
9h-16h30 (1/2 hour meetings)
Accueil et Businesspoint CFF
1st floor (entrance is opposite the Migros)
Place Cornavin 7
1201 Genève
0848 888 883
www.sbb.ch
Underground parking at Cornavin train station.
If you would like to have a private meeting with Tracey (can be in English or Spanish), you can discuss your individual situation with her. She will be in a private office at the Geneva Train Station (Cornavin) from 9h-16h30. Appointments are booked in 1/2 hour increments. If you would like one hour, then book 2 adjoining openings. First come, first served. Click on reservations to see availabilities.
Click here to register for a private meeting with Tracey on Wednesday, 25 March, 2015.

"Our private meeting with Tracey met all our expectations—actually exceeded them. She's got so much knowledge on the topic and is up-to-date with the latest research and findings. It had been reassuring and with great confidence that we follow her guidance. There's no other way I would have done this and I am so happy that I contacted her after reading her book, Raising Multilingual Children.
I especially appreciated that she fueled our need for knowledge by sending presentations and articles. I also liked her sensitivity in terms of helping us get the most of our call by sending these in advance and asking to prep. I think the meeting was well-spent money.
I will definitely recommend Tracey to every parent in need for guidance." —Roxana G.

See map here for entrance:
CFF Businesspoint Geneve

RESERVATIONS:

Register for the Lausanne event on Sunday, 22 March, 2015, 13h (ticket sales at door on the day)
Register for the Geneva event on Tuesday, 24 March, 2015, 18h (ticket sales at door on the day)
Click here to register for a private meeting with Tracey on Wednesday, 25 March, 2015.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations 3 days before: 100% refund
Cancellations 2 days before: 50% refund
Cancellations 1 day before: no refund